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How do domain extensions affect seo

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by angelical, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. angelical

    angelical Junior Member

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    Well the title says it all. I had a doubt in my mind which is pretty unclear regarding "How do domain extensions affect seo". Well I browsed around and found conflicting replies. So I am really confused if .com domains are the ones that google favors or it really doesnt matter what the domain extensions are like .org .net etc . Your views will be appreciated thanks !
     
  2. King Midas

    King Midas Junior Member

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    Interesting question and I hope to see a reply. Everybody says .com is indisputable, but I suppose it's what type of traffic you're appealing to. If you want to appeal to Canadian traffic exclusively then use .ca, if you want to appeal to more international traffic use .com (if you're selling.) If you're running a non-profit organization then use .org, that's all I'm able to say, I'm not very knowledgeable on this subject though, would be nice to get input from somebody whose studied this more thoroughly.
     
  3. Jesam

    Jesam Newbie

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    For SEO and positioning in the search results no matter the domain extension, so be it .COM .NET .INFO .BIZ .US .PW .PE, etc what matters is the content you offer, it is quality, fresh, user-oriented and not the seeker, have good results and of course have a good SEO Onpage, I personally I forget the offpage SEO.
     
  4. Diplomat

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    I have seen good results with .com and .org.. somehow .net doesn't want to rank for me so easily.. Who knows, it might be my fault :)
     
  5. angelical

    angelical Junior Member

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    But Ive seen a lot of my .com extensions performing well though rather than others
     
  6. seismic blast

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    Supposedly everything was supposed to have been equalized, but com has some built in "trust factors" supposedly. In general I've done best with com net/org work well too. Local cctlds seem to do well within their markets, unless designated as globals. Others seem to require a bit extra to make them competitive, possibly subjective, but experience indicates this is true.
     
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    sinelogix Newbie

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    Hello,
    In fact, there will not be any difference in your search engine performance whether you use a .com, .net, or a .org. Many people assume that a .com will perform better, but that opinion has no grounds in reality. It's simply not true.
     
  8. offwhite

    offwhite Regular Member

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    All domain names suffixes are created equal for seo purposes.
    Of course when it comes to people searching they MAY be more likely to click on .com than .rubbish
     
  9. maheshsingh

    maheshsingh Junior Member

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    I think .com affects branding in peoples mind so unless there is like a stellar domain name available in some other TLD, I would stay away.
     
  10. vaby42

    vaby42 Registered Member

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    My case study about domains.
    I have 5 sites on .com domains 3 sites on .net domains and 6 sites on .org domains.
    All of these are niche sites and some of them are exact keyword domains.
    3/4 domains are not even having keywords in domain (.org) but they are still ranking on page 1 for main keyword.
    Final Note - Google rankings littlebit depends on exact domain and it doesnt matters weather it is .com, .net or .org
    quality content and backlinks is the key of google rankings.

    Now its upto you which one to choose....
    vaby
     
  11. ibmethatswhoib

    ibmethatswhoib Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    .co are garbage and they cost more, stay away from them.